Our Vision Statement
Bringing rural communities together for growth and success.
Our Mission Statement
To revitalize our communities and enhance the well-being of present and future generations.

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Our vision of bringing rural communities together for growth and success is progress in action! Today, GNWKCF represents a 13-county area of Northwest Kansas and is comprised of seven Affiliate Foundations, six Agency Foundations, five Agency Partner Foundations, two Supporting Organizations, and numerous other funds.

We have a strong partnership with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation which generously supports 26 counties in Northwest Kansas to improve the quality of life for area citizens. The Hansen Foundation has been instrumental in building area community foundations through offering opportunities to establish and grow permanent endowment funds to provide a source of local grants forever.

We are a member of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations with a strong belief in networking together to maximize philanthropic impacts.

GNWKCF is an organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a public charity, and a nonprofit corporation organized in the State of Kansas.

The Keyhole Monument Rocks, Gove County, Photo Courtesy of Casey Dennler
Timeline

Explore our history

2009

The Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF) was formed to increase exposure and opportunities for philanthropy throughout northwest Kansas and the tri-state region.

In 2009, realizing the benefits to regionalization, the Bird City Century II Development Foundation was created and affiliated with GNWKCF.

2012

Gove County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Community Foundation and Sherman County Community Foundation joined as Affiliates.

2013

Norton County Community Foundation joined as an Affiliate.

2016

GROW Decatur County Foundation joined as an Affiliate.

2017

2017: Logan County Community Foundation became an Agency Foundation; Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation joined as an Affiliate.

2018

In 2018 ACE Foundation in Rawlins County became an Affiliate, Wallace County Foundation joined as an Agency Foundation, and Graham County Community Foundation, Phillips County Community Foundation and Thomas County Community Foundation became Agency Partners with only their Hansen Established Funds managed by GNWKCF.

2022

2022: Russell County Area Community Foundation became an Affiliate; Bird City Century II Development Foundation changed its status from an Affiliate to a Supporting Organization; and Friends of Cottonwood Ranch became a Supporting Organization.

Our Funds

Andy Betzen Memorial Endowment Fund
FOUNDATION
Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
COUNTY
Greater Northwest
FUND TYPE
Organizational Fund
ENDOWMENT TYPE
Quasi-Endowed
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Carol and Douglas Sloper Family Fund
FOUNDATION
Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
COUNTY
Greater Northwest
FUND TYPE
Donor Advised Fund
ENDOWMENT TYPE
Non-Endowed
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Dane G. Hansen Fund for Logan - Endowment Fund
FOUNDATION
Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
COUNTY
Greater Northwest
FUND TYPE
Designated Fund
ENDOWMENT TYPE
Endowed
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Dane G. Hansen Fund for Logan - Grant Fund
FOUNDATION
Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
COUNTY
Greater Northwest
FUND TYPE
Designated Fund
ENDOWMENT TYPE
Non-Endowed
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Photo of smiling board members in an office.

Pictured (L-R): Mitch Gillespie, Cindy Burr (former board member), Travis Rickford, Cora House, Tom Keller, Raelene Keller, Harry Joe Pratt, Joan McKenna and Mike Posson.  Not pictured: Clint Bursch, and Rebecca Antholtz.

Board Members

Mike Posson, Chair

Harry Joe Pratt, Vice-Chair

Tom Keller, Treasurer

Rebecca Antholz, Secretary


Clint Bursch

Mitch Gillespie

Raelene Keller

Joan McKenna

Travis Rickford

Tony Haffner

Cora House

Our Staff

Darci Schields
Executive Director/CEO
Gennifer Golden House
Director of Donor Services
Andi Culwell
Director of Human Resources, Marketing, Affiliate Relations
Carol Sloper
Director of Grants & Scholarships
Makayla Norris
Grants and Scholarships Coordinator
Coleen Jensen
Coleen Jensen
Reports

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We publish two types of reports every year. The annual report gives an update on the projects we have accomplished while Form 990 is provides financial information to the public.